14 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Cake Toppers

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We’ve seen geeky wedding invitations, wedding rings and wedding gowns, but now it’s time to look at the geeky sculptures resting on the top tier of the cake.

1. Futurama

This Futurama cake was spotted by Flickr user alanosaur at a friend’s wedding.

2. My Little Pony

DeviantArt user DeeKerry was commissioned to make these My Little Pony cake toppers for two of her recurring customers. Rainbow Dash is the bride’s favorite pony and Big Macintosh is the groom’s favorite, so the pieces perfectly represented the couple.

3. The Simpsons

Weddinator reader chemmy bought Simpsons action figures on eBay and painted and accessorized them so they would serve as great geeky cake toppers at his wedding.

4. Zombie Superheroes

Technically, these are collectable statues, not cake toppers, but they just happen to be the right size—plus, the idea of having Mary Jane and Spider Man in their Marvel Zombies versions (complete with a bloody wedding dress) would be all too perfect as a cake topper for any comic book geek's wedding. As a bonus, you could keep them on display at your house long after the ceremony is over.

5. Regular Superheroes

If you prefer DC and don’t want your heroes to be undead, then perhaps you’d prefer this amazing Black Canary and Green Arrow topper created by sculptor Kyla Richards for a wedding themed around the two comic book lovers.

6. Monty Python

When Offbeat Bride reader Spaz Girl was still getting to know her future husband, he happened to ask if she knew the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. When she responded “African or European?” he asked her out for coffee, and the rest is history.

Fans of Monty Python will, of course, recognize the reference from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. They’ll also see why it meant so much to the couple to get a custom cake topper featuring an African and a European swallow carrying a coconut together.

7. World Of Warcraft


With all the relationships that have started on MMOs like World of Warcraft, it’s no surprise that some of them want their avatars to be used on their cakes. If you’ve ever wished your Warcraft character could make an appearance at your wedding, then you should definitely talk to sculptor Paul Pape, who specializes in making custom cake toppers—many of which, like the one above, have been based on video game avatars.

8. Zelda


Melanie Murray wanted to surprise her geeky fiancé at their wedding, so she made this fantastic Zelda and Link cake topper and kept it a secret. I’m sure all you classic gamers can appreciate just how romantic and meaningful this gesture was.

9. Totally Custom

Garden Ninja has a number of great custom made cake toppers that not only look like the bride and groom, but also reflect their interests. In fact, whether you would rather be a zombie, kill zombies, or marry a monster, the site has you covered, with all kinds of unique cake topper designs.

10. Katamari


Image courtesy of vissago's Flickr stream.
Sam and Teri were on a roll (sorry, I couldn’t help myself) when they designed this amazing Katamari cake topper that features the Prince collecting the bouquet, champagne bottles, the cake, and the bride and groom themselves.

11. Adventure Time


DeviantArt user ImSodaHyper made this adorable Adventure Time cake topper—which features Fionna and Finn holding hands—out of clay. While they make a great team, I must say the wedding cake would look a little lonely if Jake and Cake didn’t make an appearance somewhere.

12. Super Mario Bros.

What’s the perfect way to top off a plate of Mario-mushroom-inspired cupcakes? I think Telitha and Jonathan had it right when they decorated their cupcake stand with customized Luigi and Daisy Bobble Heads.

13. Robots


If you wish your officiant would end the ceremony by announcing “I now pronounce you man and bot,” then you’ll certainly love these handmade robot cake toppers from Etsy seller RobotsAreAwesome.

14. Dr. Who


Fans of Doctor Who will tell you that while the Doctor has had many loves, his heart will always belong to the Tardis, particularly after she came alive in “The Doctor’s Wife.” That’s why this cake topper, by The Cake Kitchen, which features Doctor 11 and the TARDIS in her human form, is a perfect accent for any wedding cake, or in this case, a groom’s cake.

Even many traditional marriages still incorporate some slightly unique cake toppers as a way to celebrate the bride and groom’s individuality, so I’m sure many of our readers had one made for their big day. If yours was at all nerdy, please tell us about it in the comments—or even better, post a picture of it!

October 25, 2012 - 12:00pm
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